ORAL SESSION: SCHOOL HEALTH: ADVOCACY & POLICY

Recorded On: 04/03/2020

April 3, 2020 - 12:00pm ET

1.5 ENTRY 

Moderator: Jody Early, PhD, MCHES® 

Elevating Beyond Programming: Using Policy, System and Environmental Changes to Promote Healthy School Environments
Chris Stewart, CHES® and Raschell Downer, MPH 

Public School Comprehensive Sexuality Education Resistance Response: A Playbook for All
Kelli Bourne, MPH, MEd 

Learning Objectives: 

1) Learn various terminology used by schools and school district leaders. 

2) Learn best practices to engage schools and school district leaders in implementing sex ed. 

3) Identify the characteristics of sex ed champions. 

4) Identify forums for promoting and/or supporting comprehensive sexuality education in one’s community. 

5) Explain the reasoning for comprehensive sexuality education in one’s community. 

6) Differentiate between sexual risk avoidance and comprehensive sexuality education programming.

Jody Early, PhD, MCHES

Raschell Downer, MPH

Elementary Program Manager, HealthMPowers

Kelli Bourne, MPH, MEd

Founder & Organizer, Chya 4 All

For thirteen years I have been a health science educator at a diverse middle school in Orange County, California. I possess a Bachelor's in Health Science (option in Health Education), a California Clear Teaching Credential in Health Science, a Master's in Education, and a Master's in Public Health. I am the founder and organizer of CHYA 4 All, an entity focused on advocacy for comprehensive sexual health education and a Youth First Orange County coalition member, a group focused on advocating for LGBTQ+ youth safety, rights, and inclusion in schools throughout Orange County.

Chris Stewart, CHES®

Sector Director, American Lung Association

Chris Stewart has worked in the school sector of public health for over 15 years. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and has served as a Board member for the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. He has served on the Georgia Department of Education standards review committee for the Georgia health education standards. Chris has served as a PSE subject matter expert in helping to create a competency based training system to support SNAP-Ed networks. In his current role, he oversees the implementation of the Elementary HealthMPowers multi-year program in over 100 schools across Georgia. Chris provides guidance and oversight to school health teams for the improvement of nutrition and physical activity programming. His current work includes providing technical assistance and training to schools to successfully implement PSE changes. 

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